Sunday, July 19, 2015
John Ackner, maintenance man for the Schenectady County Historical Society, has a passion for blacksmithing.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Cheryl LaRoche, an archeology and history professor at the University of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker at “A Celebration of Freedom,” the 17th annual Solomon Northup Day on Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Skidmore College.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Johnson Hall has been restored to the same condition it was in when the Johnsons were in residence.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Swimming pools were cool in 1962. So were baby raccoons. But sparklers? Not so much.
Friday, July 3, 2015
The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Warm July weather in 1995 convinced youngsters to roll, splash and fly during days of endless leisure.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The 600 block of Union Street includes Cafe NOLA and three other restaurants, the Manhattan Exchange (607 Union), Marotta’s (611) and Bier Abbey (613).
Monday, June 22, 2015
Abe Cohen stood on State Street during the spring of 1948 and looked at his big clothing store. “Times certainly change,” he said, as the new Imperial Cloak Co. prepared for new customers. Cohen had just invested $100,000 to renovate his business, located on State Street at Broadway in Schenectady.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The New York State Museum announced plans Monday for a large scale, four-year renovation project that calls for 35,000 square feet of new exhibit space.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Graduation photos always meant graduation publicity in the Schenectady Gazette. During the 1940s and ’50s, mid-June editions of the newspaper included dozens of group shots that showed teenagers moving up in the world.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Two buildings in Schenectady that have been the subject of plans for a low-income housing project have been listed among 26 sites recommended by the state Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the state and national registers of historic places.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.
Monday, June 8, 2015
If Schenectady residents wanted to see Ford’s better ideas in automobiles during the 1960s, they visited Webster Motors at 1044-46 State St.
Friday, June 5, 2015
According to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, 150,000 Allied troops landed 71 years ago today along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline to combat forces from Nazi Germany.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all.